"I'm a little bit surprised but very delighted. This is the second time I've won this award but I guess nobody loves a repeat more than Dave."
Tim Vine reacts to the news that one of his jokes has been named the best of this year's Edinburgh Fringe in a public vote run by comedy channel Dave.
Vine's status as a reliable source of pithy gags is evident from the fact that he won in 2010, and has also been runner-up the last three years. That said, as good as this year's effort is ("I decided to sell my Hoover ... well, it was just collecting dust"), for my money Mark Watson should have taken the crown for this: "Always leave them wanting more, my uncle used to say to me. Which is why he lost his job in disaster relief."